What is a lintel?
A lintel is a reinforced beam that is used above doors and windows to support
the above brickwork so that it isn't being supported directly onto a window or
Concrete Lintel, Stone Lintel, Catnic Lintel, Steel Plate Lintel.
Low E glass
What is low E glass?
Insulated coated glass that helps reduce energy loss.
High level U value Glass, Planitherm Glass, Diamante
What is a Mortice Lock?
High security lock used on doors.
3 Hook lock, 7 point lock, Locking system.
What is a Mullion?
Are vertical bars on windows or doors, to divide whole sections up.
False mullion, dummy mullion.
What do you mean by "multipoint locking system"?
Both the door and the frame are locked together at multiple points.
High security locks,
8 point locking, Shoot bolt, ESPAG locking.
What do you mean by "Night vent"?
Ventilation grills that allow
air flow on windows and doors.
Trickle Vents, Ventilation Grills, Air Flow Vents, Grills.
One Way Screw
What do you mean by One way screw?
Self tapping screws that only go in one way.
Self tapping screw.
What is a Pane?
A glass unit.
Panel of glass, Unit, Glass panel, Half panel.
What is a patio door?
A sliding glass panel door (going out to a patio garden).
Sliding Door, 2 Pane Patio, 3 Pane Patio, Internal Sliding Door.
What is a Plant on Bay?
Bay window that is from floor to ceiling. Can walk into.
Walk in Bay, Walk in Bow, Flat Roof Bay, Tiled Roof Bay.
What is a profile?
Lengths of plastic that makes the window or door frames.
Extrusion, Lengths, PVCU lengths.
What does PVCU stand for?
PolyVinyl Chloride Un-Plasticised.
UPVC, Plastic Windows.
What does Reinforcement mean in windows?
Helps strengthen windows & doors.
Steel Reinforcement, Aluminium Reinforcement,
Box Section, Hollow Section, T-Section.
What do you mean by?
To cover over the house brickwork.
Pebble Dash, Fine Rough or Smooth Render.
What is a residential door?
The main entrance door to a property.
Front door, Main door, Entrance door, Outer door.
What is a Reveal?
The wall directly to the side of a window or door on the inside of the
Window Ledge, Window Sill, Window Frame, Door Way,
What is a Restrictor device?
A way that a window can be stopped from
fully opening to help with safety.
Child Restrictor Locks,
Fire Escape, Easy Clean.
What is sash?
A window that has overlapping sliding windows.Normally 2 panes of glass that slide up and down inside a frame.
Also called: Vertical Sliders, Top Light, Fan Light.
What is Sealant?
Materials used to seal the window or door to the wall cavity.
Other names: Rubber Seal, Silicone, Stelmax, Putty.
Secondary Double Glazing
What is secondary double glazing?
An internal glass frame that fits inside your original windows.
Other names: Internal Glazing, Glazing Kits.
What is a Shootbolt?
A form of high security locking system used in windows.
Other names: Finger Bolts, Hook Locks.
What does side lights mean?
A panel to the side of a door, Usually fully or part glazed.
Other names: Side panels, Glass panels.
Sill / Cill
What is a sill/cill?
External window ledge.
Also Called: Cill, 150mm cill, 180mm cill, Window Ledge, External Cill.
What is Snib?
The way to latch a lock on a door.
Other names: On the latch.
What is a Soffit?
The underside of an exterior overhanging roof eave.
Also Called: Eaves board, Hollow board, Roof eaves boarding, Fascias.
What is a spindle?
Internal mechanism of a handle.
Also Called: Split Spindle, Thumb lock.
What do you mean by Surveying?
An accurately detailed inspection and measurement report of the site.
Also Called: Measuring up, Site survey, Site measure.
What is tempered glass?
Toughened safety glass designed to shatter with no sharp edges.
Also Called: Shatterproof glass, Safety glass, Treated glass.
What do you mean by thermal break?
The gases used in insulated glass panes is used as a thermal break to prevent the thermal energy being dispersed between the glass.
Other names: Spacer bars, Reinforced thermal bars, Thermal bars.
What is a thumbturn?
A locking devise used in doors and windows.
Other names: Spindle lock, Lock and Key devise.
What is a Transom?
Horizontal bar that divides a window or door.
Also Called: False transom, Dummy transom.
Tilt and Turn Windows
What is a Tilt and Turn Window?
An inwards opening tilted window.
Other names: Swivel window, Tilt windows, Inwards opening windows, Push out window.
Toeing and Heeling
What does toeing and heeling mean?
A fitters procedure used to correctly hang and fit a door.
Also Called: Packing glass, Fitting packers.
What is Toughened glass?
Glass that has been treated and put under heat and coolant processes.
Other names: Safety glass, 6mm glass, Pilkington glass.
Vertical Sliding Window
What is a vertical sliding window?
A window that has overlapping sliding windows. Normally 2 panes of glass that slide up and down inside a frame.
Other names: Sash windows, Tilt and Turn, Top light, Fan Light.
What are window boards?
Internal window sills.
Also Called: Duraboard, Softwood boards, Window cills, Window ledges.
Wood Grain Finish
What is wood grain finish?
A foil wrapped treatment that allows a grain appearance and colours to PVCu or aluminium finished windows and doors.
Other names: Oak windows and doors, Mahogany windows and doors, Wood grain windows, Wood effect windows, Rosewood windows, Stain grain windows.